Let Them Play, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” Shouldn’t Restrict Transgender Athletes From Participating in Sports

May 21, 2021

Growing up, sports were a huge part of my life. Many of the things I learned on athletic fields have served me well in life – lessons about teamwork, fair play, and setting and achieving goals. The most important might have been from playing against those who were stronger or better skilled — learning to […]


Recently Advanced Louisiana Pay Transparency Bill Could Reduce Gender & Racial Wage Gaps

May 10, 2021

On Thursday, May 6 Representative Barbara Carpenter’s pay transparency legislation HB 245 advanced without objection through the Louisiana House Labor Committee to the House Floor. HB 245 will allow employees to discuss their salaries without fear of retaliation from their employer.  Mary Griggs, the President of the Independent Women’s Organization (IWO) commented on the bill, […]


LA Legislators File Bills to Address Racial Discrimination in the Black Community

April 22, 2021

  Recently, several Louisiana legislators have filed eyebrow-raising legislation to include a bill that could make it illegal to teach about racism and sexism as well as bills that threaten health care for transgender people. To counter the series of regressive legislation filed by Republican legislators, four Democratic legislators and one Republican legislator have filed […]


State Reps. Landry and Freeman File Bills That Address LGBTQ Discrimination

April 13, 2021

“New Orleans Pride – Rainbow Flag” by Tony Webster is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  Two bills have been pre-filed for the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session that could prove to be positive advancements for the LGBTQ+ community. In stark contrast to the anti-transgender legislation proposed by other legislators, these bills seek to reduce discrimination because […]


Louisiana Legislators Obsessed With Prioritizing Anti-Trans Legislation With Four Bills Filed Already

April 9, 2021

The Louisiana legislature convenes for fiscal sessions during odd number years. During such a session, legislators may only file five non-fiscal bills. Four of the state’s legislators are using their precious allotment of bills to target children by attempting to ban transgender youth from getting the health care they need or to exclude them from […]


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